Last week, we had our second market. To refresh your memory, the market is an in-class event we have each month, where the students run their own small businesses selling goods and services to each other using our class currency. You can read about our first market of the year here. One of the most important aspects of the second market is the opportunity for the students to build upon what happened the first time. As you saw in the previous entry, the students all filled out reflections after the first market. This was a chance for them to process what they bought and why, and what they sold and why. We shared our reflections as a group, which gave business owners an opportunity to make improvements for the next market.
What I noticed at the 2nd market was much more thoughtfulness in the way of organization and planning. Our entrepreneurs realized that in order for their businesses to operate more efficiently, they needed to create a more productive, streamlined approach. Below you will see pictures of the organizational tactics I noticed. Hover over them to read a description!
And just because it's fun to see them in action, here's a video:
We will have one more market this year, giving the students one more opportunity to refine their businesses. I'm hoping to see them make changes to the types of goods they choose to sell, basing it on market demand as seen at the previous two markets. Stay tuned!
Little people, big minds.